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Trade Union or Friendly Society?

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Trade Union or Friendly Society? ABERDARE PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM. At Aberdare County Court, on Monday, be- fore Judge Bryn Roberts, the case of Alfred Goznev, a member of the Bristol and West of England and South Wales Operative Society, against the Society was dealt with. Plaintiff was fined 2s. 6d. by the society for being out after a certain hour in the evening while he was in receipt of sick pay, although he had the order of the doctor to be out of doors as much as he possibly could. The claim was for the return of the 2s. 6d.. and also for a declaration that the order of the doctor over-ruled the other rule. When the case first came before the County Court. Judge the defendant society objected to his jurisdiction, as the society, they contended, was a Trade Union. Plaintiff's solicitor, Mr. W. R. Edwards, Aberdare, on the other hand, contended that the society was not a Trade Union but a Friendly Society, but his Honour on the legal point raised held that he had no jurisdiction. His decision was upheld on ap- peal in the Divisional Court, but was reversed by the Court of Appeal, and the case was re- mitted to the County Court. mitted to the County Court. In the meantime the defendant society had paid the 2s. 6d. into court, and Mr W R. Edwards now applied to his Honour for a de- claration that the doctor's instruction over- ruled the other rule on which the society re- lied. His Hononr: The society admit that by pay- ing the 2s. 6d. which he was fined under the rule. His Honour further said that he could not to make a declaration, so to say, in the air. It would be C'l- of value the present till and the defendant, and he could in this case only give judgment for the synount paid into court with costit

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ABERDARE COUNTY COURT.

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ABERDARE COUNTY COURT.